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JSpimedium.]                        FLORA INDICA.                                    231
In Griffith's specimens, again, there arc twin linear leaflets on opposite sides of the
petiole below, and solitary ones above, so that no importance can be attached to this
character. The appearance of twin (or binate) leaflets arises from the splitting of
ouc leaflet. Stocks' specimens show all degrees of division, from the leailet being
oblique, toothed on one side, lobed, bifid and bipartite to the base.
k EPIMEDIUM, L.
Sepala 4, bibracteolata. Petala 8, sepalis biseriatiin opposita, exte-
riora plana, iriteiiora cucullata v. calcarata. Stamina 4, petalis oppo-
sita; antheris introrsis, valvulis a basi sursum revolutis deciduis delri-
scentibus. Ooarium oblongum, ovulis plurimis juxta-placeutam uni-
lateralem adscendentibus 2-3-seriatis. Stylus lateralis; stigmate sub-
capitato. Gapsula siliquseformis, bivalvis, valvula altera sterili, altera
medio -serainiiera. Semina pauca; testa subcrustacea, umbilico supra
basin lateral!, rhaplie iucrassato-infiata arillaefonni. JEfftfayo in basi al-
buminis dense carnosi incurvus; cotyledonibus brevissimis obtusis; ra-
dicula umbilico parallele contigua, infera.—Herbte habitii Tlxalictri, rhi-
zomate elongate pemmantet foliis ternatis biternatisve, foliolis dentatis
riliatis, floribus oppositifoliis racemosis v. paniculatis.
1. E. elatum (Decaisne, Ann. Sc. Nat. ser. 2. ii. 356); elatum, ra*
mosum, foliis 2-34ernatis, foliolis oblique ovatis integerrimis dentatis
ciliatisque, sepalis ovato-lanceolatis acutis3 filamentis ovario ecquilongis,
oviilis 2-3.—Decawie in Jdcq. Voy. Bot. 9. t. 8.
HAB. Himalaya occidentali temperata; Kaslirair, alt. G-7000 pech,
Jawiumont! Banahal! Kislitwar, alt. 6-8000 ped.l—(Fl. Jim.) (v. v.)
Herla 2-3-pedalis, gracilis, paniculatim ramosa. Cautis teres, glaucescens. Folia
spithtimcca et ultra, foliolis gracile petiolulatis, 1^—2-^-pollicaribns, inembranaceis,
acutis, obtusis retusisve. Pavicula ampla, ramis paucis gracillimis, pills longis
apicc glanduloso-incrassatis conspersa. Mores pallide flavi, k poll, diametro, Sepala.
biserialia, ovata, concava, puberula, interiora raajora. Petala teuuissimc membra-
nacea, interiora cncullata. Anthera lineares. Oearitem lincarc, stylo elongate;
Folliculus membranaceus, % poll, longus, stylo recto sequilongo tenniuatus, 2--3-
spermus. Seihitta (immaturci) elongato-reniformia., arillo carnoso majusculo bilabiate
indusa, ventre basi lata inserto.
77e regret not having ripe seeds of this fine species, the ariHus or expansion of
the rhaphe of which is as fleshy as that of K atpinum, and affords a proof of the affi-
nity of the Berbcridea with the Papaveraceous Alliance on the one hand, and perhaps
with the Billeniaceous ou the other. Becaisnc points out the length of the fila-
ments as a good distinguishing character, to which we may add the- length of the
ovary and the few ovules.
5, PODOPHYIiUM, L.
Svpala 6, cadueissiuuu Petalu 6-9. Stamina, petalis numero jyqua
lia v. dupla; antheris longitudinaliter dehiscentibus. Ovarium oval urn,
ovulis plurimis juxta placoutnm latam parietaicm pluriseriatis, stigmato
peltato subsessili uiargine crispato, JBacca ovata v. oblonga, caruosa.
Settdna pluriiwa, asceiidcntia; testa membranacea, umbilico basilari.
Etnfayo basi albiuninis dense carwosi brevissinms, cotyledonibus seuii-